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Keurig KOLD hits stores in six cities, but will consumers buy into its promise of ‘game changing, on-demand variety?’

The long-awaited Keurig KOLD system is now available to order on and will be in select retailers online and in six cities beginning in October, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago,...

Part 1: One-on-one with the Tea Council of the USA on emerging trends

More Americans are reaching for green tea, consumer survey reveals

America may be a nation of black tea drinkers, but increasingly they are reaching for green tea for its health benefits, rich cultural experience and diverse flavor profile, according to...

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Flapjacked meets demand for more protein with easy-to-make pancake and muffin mixes

High protein, easy-to-eat foods are no longer limited to bars and shakes – now they can also be found in familiar baked goods that appeal to carb-loving consumers, thanks to...

Berries may enhance motor performance and improve cognition, says study

Strawberries and blueberries may boost brain health by enhancing motor performance and improving working memory, says a new study.

Dietary fat plays vital role in inflammatory response and obesity related disease risk

The type of dietary fat we eat may lead to changes in our inflammatory response, which in turn play a key role in long term risk of obesity-related diseases including...

Meat cut preferences are more important than price or origin

Consumers prefer certain cuts of meat – and origin labelling or price discounts may not affect this,researchers have found.

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Versatile probiotic GanedenBC30 adds value to a variety of products showcased at Expo East

Ganeden BC30 probiotic is a hot ingredient right now, as demonstrated by a slew of diverse products featuring it at Expo East. The probiotic is in demand in part because it...

60-second interview: Vicky Fligel, business development manager, Glanbia Nutritionals

Protein is hot, but customers are getting more discerning about the source and quality, says Glanbia Nutritionals

Glanbia Nutritionals has expanded beyond its dairy roots to add pea, chia and flax protein concentrates to its portfolio to meet growing demand for vegan protein, says business development manager...

Animal and plant proteins have equal benefits for diabetic blood sugar control

High protein diets, from both animal and plant sources, improve blood sugar control in diabetic patients, according to new research.

Probiotics can change infant gut bacteria to prevent cow milk allergy: Study

Infants with allergies to cow’s milk can become tolerant after treatment with hydrolysed casein and a probiotic formula which alters their gut microbiome, according to a new study.

Beta-glucan-enriched pasta could boost good bacteria, reduce bad cholesterol

Functional pasta that has been enriched with beta-glucans could help to boost levels of ‘good bacteria’ in the gut and reduce levels of ‘bad cholesterol’, say researchers.

CEO banks on star power of Mark Wahlberg and Sean Combs to take AQUAhydrate to next level: ‘The premium water category is literally on fire’

One brand of bottled water is much like another, right? Wrong. Whether your preference is 'artisanal' spring water naturally filtered through volcanic rock or electrolyte infused ‘performance’ water, the premium...

Dairy Farmers of America launches milk-based, caffeine-free energy drink

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) has launched a milk-based energy drink that doesn't rely on caffeine or other stimulants.

Tetra Pak aseptic carton bottle given FDA stamp of approval

Tetra Pak's Tetra Evero Aseptic carton bottle has been approved for use by US authorities.

Health of select ethnic groups at risk with significant nutrient shortfalls

A greater percentage of Non-Hispanic Blacks may be below the Estimated Average Requirements (EARs) for calcium, magnesium, vitamins A and D relative to Non-Hispanic Whites across all ages, says a...

GLG: We will be able to breed stevia plants with commercially viable quantities of Reb D and Reb M

All eyes are now on Cargill and Evolva as they prepare for the 2016 launch of fermentation-derived steviol glycosides Reb D+M. However, Vancouver-based GLG Life Tech Corporation says it is...

NeuroGum raises more than $10,000 in two days to take on the energy & cognition categories

If Indigogo investors’ overwhelming interest in the upcoming launch of NeuroGum is any indication, the self-proclaimed focus-boosting gum could be a formidable competitor in the cognitive and energy food and...

Most eat breakfast at home, but fast-food could threaten CPGs, Instantly data suggests

Food manufacturers can feel secure knowing that most consumers eat breakfast at or from home, but fast food chains are a competitive threat that cannot be ignored, new research from...

Stopping ‘bad karma’ could save palm oil industry millions

Scientists have identified a genetic defect in oil palms, called bad karma, which reduces yields – a finding that could save industry both time and money, they say.

'It's like a Vitamix without the blades': Could dynamic cellular disruption unlock new opportunities in the plant-based foods market?

Dynamic Cellular Disruption – a novel process that breaks up plant matter without using chemicals, enzymes or blades - could enable manufacturers to create new, more nutritious foods and beverages,...

Grilling season is not limited to Summer, Acosta survey reveals

The unofficial end of summer may have come and gone, but grilling season is far from over, according to sales and market research agency Acosta. 

Bigger portions and packages lead to higher food and drink consumption: Cochrane review

People consume more food and drink when offered larger portion sizes or when using larger items of tableware, according to the most conclusive review of evidence to date.

Unhealthy rewards? Diet drinkers may ‘compensate’ by eating more unhealthy food

People who drink diet beverages may compensate for the absence of calories in the drinks by feasting on extra food that is loaded with high levels of sugar, salt and...

Which new food and beverage products had the highest purchase intent scores in August?

Indulgence dominates the August edition of Instantly's shelf score ranking of new products, with Oreo Thins (mint) and Pepperidge Farms butter rum cookies notching up the strongest purchase intent scores....

Chocolate unsuitable for cocoa flavanol delivery despite new heart health pros, says Mars-backed consortium

Cocoa flavanols have been tied to lowering blood pressure and heart disease risk in new research by a Mars-backed project, but study authors say chocolate is too calorific to be...

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